2017 – An age of innovation, where everyone has the latest & greatest tech gadgets and an infinite amount of knowledge right at their fingertips. Smart phones, tablets, GPS, sleep trackers, smart watches, an abundance of intelligent gadgets continue to change our lives every single day in so many ways we had never imagined. Of course, that includes our beauty routines too. Each year a wave of uniquely unusual new high-tech tools transforms our daily routine from something as simple as the way we apply foundation to at-home laser hair removal that doesn’t require the inconvenient trip to the salon. Here are 7 fun devices that prove the future of beauty is here.
DERMAFLASH ••• The concept behind this was inspired by dermaplaning, which is basically a really deep thorough exfoliation of the epidermal layer of skin… it’s a pretty costly procedure and can only be done in medical spas or doctor’s offices. Dermaflash was designed specifically for women to safely exfoliate and remove dead skin cells, unsightly peach fuzz and unveil the smoothest, most radiant skin you’ve more than likely ever had all in the comfort of your own home. The treatment can be done in 3 simple steps: prep, edge and soothe. In total this will take you about 10-15 minutes from start to finish each use (once a week/or bi-weekly). The treatment is enhanced by a subtle sonic vibration, and is completely painless and suitable for all skintypes. You glide the Dermaflash device (45* angle or so) from the top of your cheek bones exfoliating downwards in gentle feathering movements. I’ve enjoyed using this every other week over the last 4-5 months or so and it’s a game-changer when it comes to foundation application. My skin is left SO smooth, my foundation applies so easily and NO my hair doesn’t go back thicker/darker. It’s amazing. ∞ www.dermaflash.com
BlendSMART Foundation Brush ••• A brush designed to easily blend foundation quickly, evenly, and seamlessly by rotating 360 degrees. I prefer to use this with liquid foundation over tinted moisturizers. It does apply everything really flawlessly and doesn’t leave any streaks. It always gives a “natural” airbrushed look without actually having to use an expensive airbrush system and loads of product. I find myself reaching for this more and more. This is really nice at buffing & smoothing everything out and even helps correct areas that may look a little “cakey” or overdone. The brush is incredibly soft and super easy to detach and wash, so it will last a really long time. ∞ http://www.blendsmart.com
Baby Quasar Clear Rayz ••• Red/Blue light acne therapy treatment. With the use of natural, safe LED colored light waves containing NO harmful UV rays, your blemished skin is transformed. Dual-sided and compact but very powerful. As someone with acne-prone skin, this is a must! The blue light kills bacteria (root of acne) and the red light reduces inflammation and accelerates the growth of new, healthy skin cells. I use this after exfoliating and cleansing my face a few times a week and always notice a difference when I do. An effective system that offers a SAFE way to clear up acne and prevent future breakouts. Anyone who has ever gone to a tanning salon knows that the lights somehow keep our skin clear and breakout-free, same “results” using this but without the harmful and damaging effects done to our skin. I love that this treatment can be done at home without the cost or hassle of going to a spa or seeking treatment from a Dermatologist. ∞ http://www.babyquasar.com
FOREO Iris ••• Tired moms, rejoice! This device is tiny in size but packs a huge punch; it uses T-Sonic technology to reduce the signs of aging, dark circles and those unsightly under eye bags. I love using this every morning while getting ready to help me look more awake and energized & in the evenings for a soothing massage that helps me unwind and helps better absorb my eye creams. I’ve only been using this for the past month or so but find it so relaxing and have added it to my nightly “spa-routine”. If you’re looking for something that helps hide those unsightly bags, this may be your answer! ∞ http://www.foreo.com
NuFACE Mini ••• I am not into botox, fillers, injections, etc, anything of that sort. While the results can be amazing, the thought of injecting my body with something so superficial and unnatural just doesn’t seem right. This one is an FDA-approved micro current anti-aging device designed to lift and contour the face all in under 5 minutes. It has been clinically tested and shown to reduce wrinkles, improve facial contour and tone. Essentially it’s painless 5-minute facelift! Micro currency in skincare is one of the least discussed secrets of anti-aging and is known to be the most effective non-surgical method to instantly take years off the face. Micro currency uses a low level of electrical current to stimulate the production of collagen. The device comes with 2oz of Gel Primer which helps conduct micro currents from the device to your skin. While this isn’t some miracle device that will help you regain your youth, it will definitely tighten and lift your skin with continued use. Of course, the results will vary from person to person, but it may become your best kept secret! ∞ http://www.mynuface.com
Tria Beauty Hair Removal Laser 4x ••• I have wanted to try a laser hair removal device for as long as I can remember and this one has some of the best ratings and results. After a few uses this claims to deliver permanent results for both unwanted body & facial hair. It’s a fraction of the cost you’d pay for professional treatments and is very simple to use. Best part, it’s FDA-cleared so you can rest assured that it’s safe for at-home use. I am really excited about this device; it’s convenient, beyond useful & appreciated and did I mention.. Permanent! I haven’t started using this on a consistent basis, just have tested it on my skin and done random spot treatments. But, I do have big plans for this, this winter! ∞ www.triabeauty.com
Panasonic Facial Steamer ••• Never underestimate the power of a facial steamer when it comes to a flawless complexion. I love to set aside about 20 minutes three times a week (or more) to give myself a full spa-quality facial at home. I start by cleansing, exfoliating and then spend the recommended 5-6 minutes or so using this steamer followed by a face mask. My face feels SO hydrated, smooth & alive afterwards; it’s worth every penny. The steam starts within seconds of turning it on, it covers a wide area and it’s compact enough that you don’t have to schlep around a huge device. I truly feel that this has helped step up my skincare game and help clear my complexion. This is great for creating an at-home spa, treating your skin, helping with sinus & allergy problems and just helping you relax and unwind overall. Highly recommend! ∞ http://www.panasonic.com
FYI ** As always, my reviews are not paid and are based on my own opinion, personal use and results.